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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Face Framing Highlights

A Quick Affordable Way to Update Your Look and More
— Stephanie Martin, Stylist

One really useful application of quicklites is to create Face Framing Highlights. I’ve been offering these to my clients for years.

They’re an easy, fun and affordable way to brighten up your look. When styled to frame the face, highlights help attract light, which creates a youthful "glow" around your features and brightens your complexion. They add color subtly without going overboard, giving you a fresh look that's still understated and professional.

Face framing highlights can be done with foils or balayage. You'll frequently see celebrities using them — recent examples include Sarah Jessica Parker, Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly and Helen Mirren.

When worn down, face framing highlights are seen from underneath and around the area where you part your hair. Pulled back, these highlights add a little "interest" to your ponytail or bun. Whether you want to look like you just returned from a relaxing beach vacation, or you're just trying to bring out the sparkle in your eyes, face framing highlights are the way to go.

Never colored your hair before and not sure what color would be right for you?
Look at pictures of yourself when you were young. If you had light hair as a child, use that color as a guide, It will be most natural for you. Typically I choose a color that is one or two shades lighter than your natural color. This keeps you from looking too washed out. Face framing highlights can be done on anyone, it doesn't matter if you are blonde, brunette, red or gray!

Feeling like you need an update but not sure what to do? Not sure if you're ready to commit to coloring your hair? I recommend face framing highlights as a great first step.

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